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World Music Introduction to Dr. Jyotsna Srikanth

Jyotsna Srikanth – Fusion Dreams

Jyotsna Srikanth – Fusion Dreams (Times Music, 2013)

This is an interesting world music debut by Dr. Jyotsna Srikanth. An accomplished violinist with a number of album releases and movie soundtrack performances, Jyotsna plays violin in eight different styles on this CD.

The London-based doctor showcases her musical skills with tracks in Irish, Arabic, Indian, African and Western themes.

She is accompanied by Praveen Rao on keyboards, Keith Peters on bass and N.S. Prasad on mandolin. Fans of violin would like this album, though purists may find it hard to pin it down to a single niche.

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Artist Profiles: Dr. Jyotsna Srikanth

Dr. Jyotsna Srikanth

Dr. Jyotsna Srikanth started learning Carnatic music from her mother Smt. Rathna Srikantiah from the age of five. She then learned violin under Late Sri R.R Keshavamurthy the legendary seven stringed violinist. She gave her first performance at the age of nine. She is an all rounder who has given numerous Carnatic solo concerts jugalbandhi concerts jazz – fusion concerts apart from accompanying most of the stalwarts in Carnatic Music. Her violin playing has a nice blend of bhava [musical expression and emotion] & technique. She has been featured in all major festivals in India globally. She has received many awards & titles at National & International levels.

She is also an accomplished western classical violinist too. Jyotsna has played violin for nearly 2 commercial Indian films. She has composed music for teleserials dance ballets & albums.

She is a medical doctor a post graduate in Pathology. She is now into music completely & is presently based in London. Her workshops on Indian/Western violin techniques & Indian/Western Music – comparisons have been well received.

She has a fusion band of her own which performs contemporary Indian music. In her release with Times Music called Fusion Dreams she played violin in eight different styles.

Discography:

Life (Earthnbeat, 2007)
Fusion Dreams (2008)
Insight (Fountain Music, 2008)
Alaiapayudhe (2010)
Carnatic Jazz (Swathi Sanskriti, 2011)
Chants for Children (Theme Musik, 2011)
Carnatic Lounge (Times Music, 2011)
Call of Bangalore (Riverboat, 2013)

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